Social Sustainability

List of contents:

  1. UNDERSTANDING Social Sustainability
  2. Learning Centers For Sustainable Families
  3. Creating Consistently Effective Humanitarian Programs
  4. Organic Morality
  5. Designing Socially Sustainable Democratic Societies
  6. The Progressive’s Handbook for Reframing Democratic Values
  7. The Design Team Process
  8. God for All Children, and Grandchildren
  9. God For All Religions
  10. A Theology for New Thought Spirituality
  11. Bedtime Stories from Angels to a Lonely Child
  12. Sustainable Civilizations — A Critical Theory Based on the Innate Values of Homo Sapiens
  13. The Values God Gave Us
  14. Answering the Moral and Ethical Confusion Of Uninvited Immigrants
  15. Restoring the Greatness of Democratic Nations - A Radically Conservative and Liberal Approach
  16. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - A Protocol for Setting Moral and Ethical Operational Standards
  17. Making Sense of Ethics — A Unique, Unified Normative Theory of Ethics, Morality, and Values
  18. Sustainable Civilizations — A Critical Theory Based on the Innate Values of Homo Sapiens
  19. Seven Innate Human Values
  20. Universal Health Care
  21. Foundations For An Evolving Civilization
  22. People Are Innately Good
  23. Peace And The Underlying Logic Of Innate Human Goodness
  24. A Feminine Theology For Islam and Catholicism
  25. The Raphael Premise and Hypothesis For the Existence of Dark Matter and the Increasing Rate of Expansion of the Universe
  26. Learning Centers for Sustainable Families
  27. Global Sustainability and Planetary Management—The Revealed Future of Humanity as Seen Through Celestial Eyes
  28. Stage 3 Democracies
  29. Democracy -- Planning for Recovery BEFORE the Coming Collapse -- A Book of Hope
  30. Manifesto For Designing Self-Sustaining Democratic Societies
  31. ABORTION, the Perfect Moral Storm
  32. Organic Philosophy
  33. Organic Human Motivation - A General Critical Theory for the Social Sciences
  34. The Human Holism
  35. Peace and the Human Holism

1.  UNDERSTANDING Social Sustainability

The intention of this paper is bring readers into an awareness of the values used for decision-making that have sustained our species for over 8,000 generations. Using these values today would provide decision-makers with the possibility of sustaining our societies into a far distant future, and the capability to bring about social stability and peace.

Social Sustainability is a topic of study by itself, but here in this document its orientation revolves around the conscious social evolution of societies. This begins with the family, as it always has and ever will. It starts with designing and implementing the practices of social sustainability beginning in the family so that societies sustain a nurturing social environment for families.

In the language of social sustainability, there is a symbiotic relationship between families and societies. Families are the foundation of all societies and civilizations. As the family goes, so goes society. Yet, we also know that as society goes, so goes the family. [1] The problem of dysfunctional families and dysfunctional societies could be viewed as a “chicken or the egg” conundrum as to which one develops functionality or dysfunctionality in the other. In reality, it is neither. It is my estimation that there never has been a self-sustaining society that influenced the family to also become self-sustaining; and the family has never been a truly self-sustaining social institution to influence societies to also become socially self-sustaining.

The background to this conundrum is common to all developed societies. Societies today are burdened with social, political, and financial-economic problems because communities, societies, civilizations, and all of their respective social institutions and organizations came into existence without a conscious intention for their sustainable existence and what they were to become.

[1] Pearson, Helen 2016 The Life Project. Soft Skull Press/Counterpoint, Berkeley, CA

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2. Learning Centers For Sustainable Families

ABSTRACT 36.19.06 Learning Centers for Sustainable Families provides an organizational design for teaching pre-family individuals, parents, children, and grandparents the best practices of parenting and childrearing for each developmental era of an individual’s life. The goal is to prepare each new generation of parents with what, how, and when to teach their children to become socially competent, capable, and responsible; and that those children learn how to do the same for their own eventual children.

Because parenting and childrearing skills are learned and not hereditary, those skills need to be consistently refreshed with each new generation. A Learning Center in every school district of every democratic nation would provide initial and refresher training for parents, children, and grandparents. Parenting skills and childrearing skills prepare children to become responsible parents of their own families. When those skills also include training in the skills of non-religious ethical and moral training, those children will be far better prepared to enter into their society as socially competent, capable, and responsible adult citizens.

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3.  Creating Consistently Effective Humanitarian Programs

A Strategic New Model for Consulting to Philanthropic Organizations

This paper gives readers another way of looking at moving our societies, communities, and families toward the Days of Light and Life.  We do not have to do all of the work ourselves!  By promoting Social Sustainability to humanitarian and philanthropic organizations — those who wish to do 'good' to others — we can give them a way to be of greater service to those they serve when the use the seven values that have sustained our species for over 200,000 years.  These values give everyone involved a better, more accurate way of measuring how and where to place the resources to help those in need. 

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4.  Organic Morality

Answering the Critically Important Moral Questions of the 3rd Millennium

Organic Morality — Answering the Critically Important Moral Questions of the 3rd Millennium came into existence as a development of the seven values that have sustained the Homo sapiens species for over 8,000 generations. After discovering those values in 2008 and working with them through several documents, I eventually arrived at the conclusion that these values provide a system of decision-making that could easily support the material and social sustainability of any society, but in particular democratic societies.

Organic Morality provides a rational means for making decisions that support the individual and whole societies. It provides a decision-making procedure that I call the “Social Sustainability Design and Validation Schematic” for examining moral problems, issues, and questions; and provides answers that make sense using these values.

You might ask, “What is wrong with our traditional morality?” The answers will make you realize why so many personal, social, political, and economic answers have never had a chance of being answered with any rational understanding.

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5.  Designing Socially Sustainable Democratic Societies

The seven values that have sustained our species for over 200,000 years provide the decision-making foundation for designing and implementing socially sustainable democratic societies. One thing seems clear, the values of functional democracies are inherently in synch with the values that have sustained our species! When we examine the longest lived democracies of contemporary nations, it becomes clear that the problems of our democratic governments are solvable. The reasons those problems came into existence make it clear that democracy is an evolutionary social institution that can only evolve when it is designed to take into account the decision-making values of its citizens. Here, you can find out how that would work, and how democratic governments and societies could become socially sustainable into future centuries.

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6. The Progressive’s Handbook for Reframing Democratic Values

ABSTRACT 19.26.05 The Progressive’s Handbook for Reframing Democratic Values

● NOTE: The word “progressive” refers to those individuals of any political party who seek the legitimate means to support the evolution of democracies to become more effective and representative of citizens who are the final authority for the establishment of democracies.

● All mature contemporary democracies today have developed to the point where they have expired all of the latent potential as “Stage 2 Democracies.” To sustain the functional working order of those democratic, mature democracies need to evolve to become values-based “Stage 3 Democracies.” See page 81 for the table that compares the two Stages.

The Progressive’s Handbook provides clear explanations for reframing democratic values in terms of the seven values of our species that are universally and timelessly innate and organic to all people. Democracies are the visible result of citizens striving to satisfy their hierarchy of needs that emanate from those values. When that is stifled, social and political problems arise.

● The logic-sequence of these values also provide for the logical development of a universal and timeless ethic and morality that emanate from those values. And this provides for the rational development of rules of conduct, laws, for the organized social existence of free citizens in relationship to others, and their government.

● Finally, the values that have sustained the survival of our species for over 200,000 years can become the bridge for rational and effective dialogue between progressives, conservatives, and liberals in all political parties in all democratic nations.

What is provided in The Progressive’s Handbook is an introduction to the empowerment of citizens, with brief but pragmatic instructions how to form large blocs of public consensus.

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7. The Design Team Process

ABSTRACT 18.12.03

The great benefit of having a set of timeless, universal, and irreducible values and subsequent ethic and morality is that we can use them in analytical formats as the Design Team Process to validate existing laws, policies, attitudes, prejudices, cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender assumptions, and social theories.

Several key elements are needed to produce the synergy of The Design Team Process:
1) The “Design Team” that is composed of 5-11 team members;
2) Specific roles of team members provide functions within the team to gather their collective intelligence during the inquiry process;
3) The “Social Sustainability Design and Validation Schematic” that guides their inquiry and can optionally be used as a “moral compass;”
4) The seven innate and universal values of Homo sapiens; and,
5) The subsequent ethic and morality of those values.

The Design Team Process provides a continuation of the traditional, long history of town hall meetings that uses a rational and synergistic process to gather the intelligence of small teams of local citizens to create solutions for common community, societal, and political problems.

The Design Team Process is fundamental for sustaining the legitimacy and effectiveness of the democratic process and the survival of democratic cultures.

Fortunately, the product of Local Community Design Teams can be shared with other Design Teams in democratic nations via the Internet to resolve ongoing social, political, and financial-economic problems and to resolve related issues. The goal is to design socially sustainable social institutions that exist similarly in those nations, and to design organizations so that they, too, contribute to the social sustainability of those societies for the great benefit of all future generations.

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8.  God for All Children, and Grandchildren

God for All Children, and Grandchildren probably offers parents, grandparents, and older children one of the easiest to understand and easy to read descriptions about God, the Creator. The descriptions about God are presented in terms of a straight forward, simple logic. Though many people have thought about God, few have ever read a straight forward, logical explanation about God and Its existence.

God for All Children, and Grandchildren provides parents with simple explanations of the relationship that exists between God and the child. As example, this short book tells readers that
1) there is someone (God) in charge of the universe;
2) who cares about each person; and
3), who has a personal “plan of life” for each person that will guide them to develop all of the potential they brought into life if they choose to accept it.

For religious God-believers this simple text removes much of the fog and mystery about God that often gets in the way of a personal relationship between the individual and God.

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9.  God For All Religions

Re-Inventing Christianity And The Christian Church

Creating Socially Sustainable Systems Of Belief and Organization

God For All Religions could be called a revolutionary document, but in fact what it provides is a holism of evolution for all God-centered religions. It begins by providing readers with a “Pre-Creation” theology that provides the foundation for the simplicity and clarity of a “Loving-God” theology that follows. With both, the guilt that seems so endemic to traditional Christian religions is swept away. Without guilt to keep church members coming Sunday after Sunday, what then will draw people to their church, synagogue, temple, or mosque? The answer to that question is also answered through a transgenerational program that is applicable to each God-centered religion, one that will be eminently useful to their families, local communities, and to whole societies, for centuries.

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10.  A Theology for New Thought Spirituality

If we believe that there is an ultimate and original creator of the infinite universe, then we must as well accept that given the great age of the infinite universe all aspects of it are integral. This means that there are no elements or aspects that are adrift, detached, and isolated from the rest of the universe, whether that means the physics involving the ultimately smallest subatomic particles or the operation of the whole of the infinite universe.

For students of spiritual metaphysics, this also means that the mind of The Creator and our mind are in many ways similar. Mind, then, underlies creation, whether the original creation of God or the creation of a new thought by us, individually. The repercussions are profound, which are dependent upon us, individually, striving to become perfect as The Creator. That is, that our mind becomes clearer and clearer of any conflicts of thought within us, whether it is our values, beliefs, assumptions, or expectations, particularly about what God is and Its relationship to each of us.

The most fundamental place to start, in order to have clarity of our capability to create, is having a clear, operational understanding of God and Its relationship to each of us and to all humanity. This little book will give spiritual metaphysical students much to think about to answer their perennial question, “How do I become more effective in my metaphysical practices?”

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11.  Bedtime Stories from Angels to a Lonely Child

There is a child in each of us somewhere …. And for some of us, that child yearns to have a companion when none seem to be around.  In Bedtime Stories from Angels to a Lonely Child one little lonely girl discovers the solace of a great, secret relationship with her Guardian Angel, with lots of life’s lessons provided along the way.

These stories echo my own adventure from loneliness to an eventually personal and conscious conversational relationship with my own Guardian Angel, Leah. In the stories, Leah gets to play the part of Seraphina, the Guardian Angel of Daniella who plays the part of my life in many ways. Over the years, these stories have been read to dozens of children whose parents have had an interest in the spiritual realm of their religious life. Now parents and children can enjoy a personal relationship with their own Guardian Angel using some of the instructions provided in later chapters.


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12. The Moral and Ethical Decision-Logic of The Seven Organic and Universal Human Values

Logic has almost always been excluded from the philosophical discussion of morality and ethics. That situation has changed with this original work of the author. Because we know that values always underlie all decision-making, logically values also underlie ethical decisions to enact ethical principles. What lends itself to the union of logic with morality and ethics are the characteristics of the values that underlie morality and ethics.

To make the decision to exercise any of the ethical principles (fairness, justice, integrity, respect, loyalty, truth, trust, accountability, responsibility, and being transparent, authentic, and honest, for example, then what values underlie ethical decision-making? That question gets to the heart of this paper. Those values are the same seven that have supported the decision-making of Homo sapiens for over 200,000 years and are responsible for sustaining the survival of the human race. The consistent effectiveness of those values give the morality and ethics described here the same universal and timeless reliability.

This paper will change how ethics are examined, taught, and used in all sectors of democratic societies.

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13. The Values God Gave Us

The intention of this paper is to describe the values that God embedded in our DNA so that we can make more effective decisions to advance our spiritual career. In the creation of our species God gave us two things: 1) the freedom and responsibility to make decisions to advance our spiritual journey; and, 2), because values always underlie all decisions, God also gave us the values, and mind, to make those wise decisions.

There are important implications for using these values individually and with others — it will make our parenting and child rearing practices much easier and more accurate and effective. These values also give policy-makers a highly reliable tool for formulating policies that will stand the test of time and circumstances. These values now give all organizations the shared and mutual symbiotic responsibilities with the individual/family to sustain their shared communities and societies.

We have always known what God’s plan is for humanity. Now we know how to make decisions that will empower us to fulfill that plan for us individually and for all God-believers collectively.


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14. Answering the Moral and Ethical Confusion Of Uninvited Immigrants

Perhaps the greatest problem involving uninvited immigrants has been the lack of an integrated morality and ethic to address the problems involving their unanticipated arrival. 

The second greatest problem has been the lack of clearly defined distinctions between societal morality and ethics and personal morality and ethics. 

What follows is a simplified introduction of a proactive, integrated morality and ethic that are adequate to answer the moral and ethical problems of more than just those surrounding the massive waves of uninvited immigrants. 

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15. Restoring the Greatness of Democratic Nations - A Radically Conservative and Liberal Approach

Restoring the Greatness of Democratic Nations offers citizens the means to design and create the basic social institutions of the family, finance and the economy, public education, health care, justice, and the democratic process so they support the sustainable social existence of democratic nations into the centuries and millennia ahead.   

Part 1, “The Mechanics for Creating Socially Sustainable Democratic Nations,” provides the reader with an understanding of the necessary elements that support the culture of peace and sustainable social existence.  Note:  Readers may also wish to read UNDERSTANDING Social Sustainability to gain a full awareness of the concepts of “social sustainability.”  Available here at the author’s website.   

Part 2, “Designing Socially Sustaining Social Institutions and Organizations” describes the moral and ethical standards social institutions will need to attain in order for nations to survive and achieve peace.  Caution:  Readers will experience a heightened level of cultural and social dissonance while reading Part 2.   

Part 3, “Restoring the Greatness of Democratic Nations” 

The greatness of democratic nations began with local citizens, and this is the process for restoring the greatness of democratic nations today.  The author is very confident that ingenious citizens who use these step-by-step procedures, plus advanced Internet technologies, will cut through the bickering mess of state and national politics, and confront an incompetent national leader.         

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16. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - A Protocol for Setting Moral and Ethical Operational Standards

ABSTRACT – 39.21 A. I. Ethical Protocol

● (p 19) Hidden within Musk’s and Hawking’s quotes is an unconscious awareness that undirected social change is the most dangerous element now threatening all existing societies, cultures, and nations.

● (p 27) If Musk and Hawking are right, then a moral authority is needed, one that can weigh the best interests of humanity and the quality of life of communities, societies, nations, and of all civilization without self-interest.

● (p 27) Because of the logic-relationship between the seven values and their characteristics, which extends to the morality and ethics that emanate from them, future AI programs that are embedded with those values will arrive at rational, ethical, and moral conclusions with the sureness of ones and zeros.

● (p 33) The material you have read so far may lead you to believe I have created a bubble of moral and ethical idealism that is not connected to the realities of today. Ironically, the reality is that most people are not consciously aware that most of the world continues to use an archaic morality that is not capable of pointing the way forward to sustain families, organizations, governments, and cultures into a long and prospering future.

● (p 35) Bad Code. From a contemporary technological perspective, the traditional morality of western civilization for the last 4,000 years is a form of morality that in computer terms is “bad code.”

● (p 37) If we are to grasp the existential angst of Robert Oppenheimer, Father of the Atomic Bomb, whose famous quote is largely unappreciated, “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds,” from the Hindu sacred scripture the Bhagavad-Gita, then AI architects are walking in the existential shoes of Dr. Oppenheimer, but without his consciousness.

● (p 21) Survival of our species is not dependent upon our social existence. Our sustainable social existence, however, is dependent upon the conscious and intentional moral and ethical decision-making of individuals and organizations based on the values that have sustained the survival of our species. The same must exist in AI programs.

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17. Making Sense of Ethics -- A Unique, Unified Normative Theory of Ethics, Morality, and Values

ABSTRACT 33.35.03

● Because we know that values always underlie decision-making, logically there must be a set of fundamental values that underlie moral and ethical decisions.

● If you decided to always be fair in all of your personal and business relationships, what value can you point to that underlies your decision to be fair? When we look at ethical principles such as being fair, what more basic value underlies fairness? In other words, ethical principles are interpretations of more basic, irreducible values.

● To make the decision to exercise any of the ethical principles, [fairness, justice, integrity, respect, loyalty, truth, trust, accountability, responsibility, and being transparent, authentic, and honest], then what values underlie ethical decision-making? Those are illustrated on page 15 and discussed in the first chapter.

● The combination of the seven values and their characteristics provide the foundation for the development of a logically-integrated, proactive morality and ethic.

● Until now morality and ethics have never been tied to anything more substantial than someone’s opinion about “right and wrong” and how we ought to behave.

● Because there are values that are innate and organic to our species, the ethic and morality that emanate from those values extends to every person, and by extension to every organization on the planet.

● From our own personal experiences, as well as our conclusions made from historical records, we know that these values are innate to our being — and not learned.

● Just as “equality” is the pivotal value for all proactive morality and ethics, “empathy” demonstrates the pivotal evidence of our humanness and humanity to others.

● Fatally, organizations are not socially sustainable because they have not had the four primary values embedded into their “organizational DNA” as they are in our DNA. Neither are the three secondary values embedded in the “organizational DNA,” which leaves them inherently inhumane and insensitive to the secondary value-needs of people. That situation can be changed for the better.

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18. Sustainable Civilizations, A General Critical Theory Based on the Innate Values of Homo Sapiens

An Introduction to Planetary Management


By its nature a General Critical Theory would provide a means for understanding all separate Critical Theories, many of which have already been discussed by other authors.  If a General Critical Theory is accurately developed it would apply to all areas of human behavior, and offer a mechanism by which all Critical Theories could be explained.  For this paper, the emphasis is on what works to “liberate human beings from the circumstances that enslave them,” to quote Max Horkheimer of the Frankfurt School.

Several Critical Theories exist under the umbrella of this General Critical Theory that are based on the innate values of Homo sapiens. One of those is a unified theory of human motivation, and another is a unified normative theory of ethics both of which are described in the text.  

This paper presents a General Critical Theory without arguing for its existence, as it is a natural development of the seven innate values of our species.  These values and their characteristics are also described early in the text to help the reader grasp their significance from parenting to the development of ethical Artificial Intelligence programs.  

For readers who are also interested in A General Critical Theory, what is provided in the text brings together almost all of human interaction into a holism that supports the social sustainability of societies and civilization from the individual/family to organized associations of nations, and the sustainability of our planet.

For some, Critical Theory may be new.

Critical theory
is the reflective assessment critique of society and culture by applying knowledge from the social sciences and the humanities. As a term, critical theory has two meanings with different origins and histories: the first originated in sociology and the second originated in literary criticism, whereby it is used and applied as an umbrella term that can describe a theory founded upon critique; thus, the theorist Max Horkheimer described a theory as critical insofar as it seeks "to liberate human beings from the circumstances that enslave them."

NOTE to the Reader:
In the tradition of Max Horkheimer
, the following paper exhibits the characteristics of his Critical Theory by providing conceptual and practical information to “liberate human beings from the circumstances that enslave them.” In the case of this paper, its all inclusiveness of “all things of people” earns it the title as “a General Critical Theory.” ##

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19. Seven Innate Human Values

Seven Innate Human Values. Repercussions from the discovery of seven values, that have every appearance of being embedded in the DNA of humans, (us!), could be potentially profound. The proof of their existence is paramount to those consequences. Consider that we, today, are the offspring of our ancient ancestors who existed over 200,000 years ago. What sustained our ancient ancestors that enabled our species to survive during those many tens-of-thousands of years?

That question leads us to a final answer — our ancient ancestors made the right decisions. As we know, values always underlie all decisions. We can further deduce that our species consistently used the right values to underlie their decisions that supported the survival of those individuals, and consequently our species. We have the same values in us as they used, yet, we were never taught those values, and we never learned them from anyone.

Seven Innate Human ValuesThe illustration depicts four primary values and three secondary values. Though we cannot objectively prove that these values are embedded in our DNA, we can conclude that these values are statistically present in every human being. You, as a member of that statistical population, can examine your own decision-making to prove that point.

These values, then, become the universal, timeless, and irreducible standards for amending all social science theories.

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20. Universal Health Care

A Moral Obligation of Democracies

This paper will introduce a topic and its concepts that probably are unfamiliar to most people. Because of that, the first few chapters will read much like simple textbook explanations. Those simple concepts will be developed logically and rationally to provide straight forward reasoning for the necessity of universal health care.  

The connection between universal health care and this paper are seven values that are innate to humans. The further connection between universal health care and the values that are innate to our species are the morality and ethics that erupt from those values.

This paper provides a logical, rational, and moral architecture for arguing in behalf of universal health care. It does not provide a "how to" create universal health care policies or legislative bills. Considering the mountain of health care agencies already in existence and funded regularly, universal health care is a natural development of previous legislation.        

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21. Foundations For An Evolving Civilization

● Many futurists, as myself, see this era in time as a “nexus point” where hundreds of vectors are coming together to midwife the New Era of Civilization. The long-established vectors that now exist as the status quo will double-down and resist any and all attempts to bring this new era into existence.

● Yet, there are vectors that are primal to all stages and all vectors of civilization — the seven innate values of the Homo sapiens species, their consequent ethics and morality, functional families, and the incessant perennial yearning of individuals and whole societies to express their right of self-determination for an improving quality of life.

● For those who see the great arc of social development, the nexus reveals a view of that all social institutions have reached their zenith and are now undergoing slow, painful decline with some disintegrating. An existent example is the global economy. Yet, insights and answers for this nexus of social problems are available. [1]

● Consider the evolution of the democratic process: The era of monarchs provided the gestation for the early expressions of Stage 1 Democracies that birthed Stage 2 Democracies through protest, revolt, rebellion, and revolution. We are now in the baroque, over-mature era of Stage 2 Democracies that I call Feral Stage 2 Democracies. What will the Stage 3 Democracies look like?

● As with any change of democratic regimes there is only one productive way to proceed, and that is forward, not backward.

● Remarkably, all of the elements necessary to birth Stage 3 Democracies are available. Who will step forward and grasp the batons of leadership to lead the masses of citizens forward successfully?

● Realize though, as J. K. Rowling said, “It takes courage to face your enemies, but even more courage to face your friends,” that moving forward will be costly for many, but failing to pay that cost will forfeit the democratic rights that were attained by the lives of Revolutionaries of all democracies for all future generations.

[1] Raphael, Daniel 2019 Sustainable Civilizations, A General Critical Theory Based on the Innate Values of Homo Sapiens, p. 179, Chapter 11 “Finance and the Economy,” especially The New Economy — Opportunities for New Industries, p 185. | See author’s BIO for download link.

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22. People Are Innately Good

The title states an ethical judgement. This paper will explain what makes people innately good, and further explains that innate goodness is a genetic expression that has developed from the increasing environmental pressure. This argument has no basis without the awareness of seven innate values of the Homo sapiens species, and the morality and ethic that are subsequent to those values. Note: Humanity is now in the process of experiencing our species’ next evolutionary development. Environmental stress is an evolutionary force that brings about evolutionary “upgrades” to all species, including Homo sapiens. It has been in process for centuries, but now with intense interpersonal stressors, and Covid-19 this immediate era now has much in store for humanity.

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23. Peace And The Underlying Logic Of Innate Human Goodness

Peace and the Underlying Logic of Innate Human Goodness provides a logical proof that supports the statement that humans are innately good by relying on only two premises:
1) Values always underlie all decisions;
2) Our species has existed for over 200,000 years.

As “goodness” is a moral judgment, the topic of this paper lies within a much larger context of ethics and morality: Ethics deals with the conditions of relationships. Morality deals with the conditions of life and living. The values that are innate and organic to humans for over 200,000 years provide the logical foundation for moral and ethical decision-making to demonstrate human goodness. These are illustrated on page 13.

The Logic Underlying Innate Human Goodness will surely cause a certain amount of cognitive dissonance for readers. The traditional morality and ethics we were raised with have never been questioned as to whether they are rational enough to support 21st century democratic societies.

That dissonance becomes pronounced when the reader learns that the 4,000 years traditional ethics and morality that we were raised with do not have an internal system of logic. That dissonance becomes far more pronounced when the traditional ethics and morality are confronted with the proactive and logical system of ethics and morality described here. Until now, traditional morality and ethics have been simply taken for granted and assumed to be the best.

The central problem with the traditional ethic and morality is that no one has ever identified the arguable premise(s) or underlying values that support them for moral and ethical decision-making.

For example, if you decide to be ethically “fair,” which is a traditional ethical principle, what values underlie your decision to be “fair”?

Using the proactive ethic and morality described here, you would know those underlying values beforehand.

The problem is made larger because the traditional morality and ethic are reactive rather than being proactive. This always puts you, and the courts, in the weaker moral position.

The solution to similar problems is to know the values for ethical and moral decision-making beforehand, then you will have taken the higher ground of a proactive ethical and moral leadership position. And, it would make ethics and compliance a whole lot easier to formulate and regulate, for example.

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24. A Feminine Theology For Islam and Catholicism

We will know without any doubt there is no theologically legitimate basis for the mistreatment and neglect of women in any religious context, or any other context, when we understand the reasons The Creator created the Infinite Universe, finite mortal beings (us!), and the relationship It has with each of Its mortal children.

Here, the Divine Feminine becomes grounded in a feminine theology to become an enlivened part of creation. The popular phrase “The Divine Feminine” can be shown to emanate from the Creator Itself. The divinity of God is shared with the feminine as women were created by God with Its primary characteristics. Women have mind, will, self-determination, and the ability to create with just a thought. The Creator is nurturing, benevolent, and generous by Its nature and God created women with these same characteristics, all of which are prerequisites for responsible, ethical social behavior. This is the foundation for a God-centered social theology.

Explaining the above will require us to develop a logic-sequence that begins with a “Pre-Creation Theology” to explain why God created the Infinite Universe in the first place. [Those who wish to understand this in the context of spiritual metaphysics and sub-atomic particle physics may wish to examine the companion paper, 47.02.05 Spiritual Metaphysics, The Quantum Foundations, which is provided in the author’s Google website.]

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25. The Raphael Premise and Hypothesis For the Existence of Dark Matter and the Increasing Rate of Expansion of the Universe

ABSTRACT  46.00  The Raphael Hypothesis
This short paper connects the 13 billion year old “dots” to make a connection between the Infinite Universe (IU) and the Non-Dimensional-Non-Temporal Universe (NDNTU), quantum particles, and Homo sapiens.
The Premise:  As the Infinite Universe is defined by time and three dimensions, a second universe exists and is defined as being the Non-Dimensional-Non-Temporal Universe, (NDNTU). 

The Hypothesis:  If the premise is true, then already proven scientific results of the IU will allow us to make numerous reasonably accurate assertions and speculations concerning the connection between quantum particles, quanta, dark matter, the increasing rate of expansion of the IU, the pervasive pattern and order in the IU, and mind. 

Aristotle and Sir Isaac Newton gave us workable clues to the increasing rate of expansion of the universe, yet they leave us clueless to answer the question, “Where does the abundance come from that furnishes the material for the formation of evermore stars, nebulae, galaxies, and the vast expanses of masses of dark matter?” 

Given that quanta exists, what are the implications involving humans?

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26. Learning Centers for Sustainable Families

● We are now witnessing the rapid disintegration of democratic societies around the world due to the absence of proactive forethought. Also obviously apparent is the absence of moral and ethical leadership at the very highest levels of large organizations and government.
● Concerning proactive forethought, now is the time to begin planning for the recovery and transformation of democratic societies, democratic processes, and financial and economic institutions.
● If we are to transform these aspects of democratic nations that provide for the safe social evolution of democratic societies, it must humbly begin within families for this and each new generation.
● Raising children who are socially competent, capable and socially responsible is not a miracle but the result of conscientiously applying the best practices of parenting in loving families.
● Learning Centers for Sustainable Families have the intention to consciously and intentionally teach parents and children the basic personal and social leadership skills of moral and ethical decision-making and behavior. These are the skills that are necessary for today’s and future generations of leaders to sustain the survival and stable social existence of all generations of our children. And this effectively begins in functional, loving families.

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27. Global Sustainability and Planetary Management—The Revealed Future of Humanity as Seen Through Celestial Eyes

This book is composed of twelve related transmissions as channeled through Daniel Raphael between June 11, 2006 and January 1, 2007. The primary purpose of this series of transmissions is fourfold:
1) to awaken the need for personal and public social practices and policies that support the sustainability of a spiritually evolving world at individual and societal levels, globally;
2) to prevent the decline and fall of human civilizations3;
3) to provide insights and guidance for the development of global sustainability practices; and
4) to do this as a conscious and co-creative4process with us!

Global sustainability, as it is used in the text, embodies twoparameters that are mutual forsustaining a world:
1) physical and material survival; and
2) the continuation, evolution, and maturation of civilizations from the individual, through family, community, and nations, to global levels.

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28. Stage 3 Democracies

Many citizens, Americans, Brits, Australians, New Zealanders, French, German, Italian, and of every other democratic nation are now wondering about the future of their democracy, whether it will succumb to the extremism of the right or the left and then disintegrate as have all of the other nations, empires, states, and dynasties of the last 30,000 years. Lessons from the Acts of Sedition on the United States Democracy of January 6, 2021. The painful lesson for the United States and all other Stage 2 Democracies is that the perpetrators attacked the foundations of democracy that provide the liberty for peaceful protest. I would interpret these acts of sedition as de facto acts of attempted democratic suicide. The intent of the perpetrators is perfectly summarized by Martin Luther King, Jr. “Northing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” The lesson for all Stage 2 Democracies, as the United States, is that their government and their public and private educational providers have totally failed to ensure that each generation of children is informed, educated, enculturated, and socialized to personally appreciate, respect, and honor what the processes of democracy give them. Now, we must ask and answer, “What does a Stage 3 Democracy look like, and how does it differ from a Stage 2 Democracy?” You will find the cryptic answer(s) in the illustration on page 3, and the following pages.

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29. Democracy -- Planning for Recovery BEFORE the Coming Collapse -- A Book of Hope

Democracy – Planning for Recovery BEFORE the Coming Collapse — A Book of Hope provides the recovery design plans for democratic nations where other books provide only predictions of the collapse with no remedial or recovery plans. The technological wizardry that created the world that we know so well is of no use to resolve the coming collapse. The collapse is not a technological problem. It is a human problem where objects and quantities have been given more importance than quality-values that are at the core of the survival of the organizational existence of our families, communities, and societies. What these plans call for is a culture change that begins with a change of consciousness from the limited thinking of materialism, monetization of everything, and from quantity-object value systems. These plans call for a change of consciousness to quality-value based value based decision-making systems that add value to individual citizens, families, communities, and societies. This book calls for the use of Directed Social Change to develop the evolution of social institutions so that their intentions are coordinated and complemental with each other to create beneficial future social circumstances for the generations that will come into existence. A redesign of democratic societies is fundamental to their survival using design plans that plan for beneficial outcomes 10, 20, 30 years, and 50 years into the future. What we want to give to ourselves is the hope that our progeny of future generations will remember us fondly for the planning, decisions, and fortitude of planning well for their life and living situation to be better than what we are experiencing to day.

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30. Manifesto For Designing Self-Sustaining Democratic Societies

Jared Diamond has written extensively on the demise of many dozens of societies and past civilizations, yet there is no record of the collapse and demise of a global civilization. If the global social, political, and economic crises continue and the viral pandemic, environmental, geophysical, and meteorological cataclysms continue, we can anticipate that our global civilization today will soon join the numbers of past societies, nations, cultures, empires, and civilizations that have risen, crested, declined, collapsed and disintegrated. For those of us who remain, will we choose to rebuild what has collapsed or will we rebuild using new social, political, and economic designs of that will support social stability, social sustainability, and peace? And if those who remain choose to use self-sustaining designs, where will they get them? Not everyone is aware that our nations and civilization are now in the process of failing, and very few have thought it would be necessary to plan for recovery BEFORE the collapse is fully underway.

What you will discover in these pages are the thoughts of historian and futurist Daniel Raphael who has given many decades of his life to the study and design of self-sustaining social systems that could be modified to suit the conditions of the future. “Self-sustaining” literally means that social systems do not have any inherent self-defeating processes in the designs to create socially stable and peaceful societies and nations. Readers will discover a high degree of cognitive dissonance as they read through the pages, as there has never existed anything similar in the 20'000-year organizational history of humankind. What is provided here is not utopian. It is a wake-up call to humanity at a time when it is far too late to halt or deflect the coming collapse. The “tipping point” has passed a long time ago. There is one inventive option that is provided, the necessary step to reformulate the concept of social institutions as actionable associations of related organizations.

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31. ABORTION, the Perfect Moral Storm

In many ways the vociferous reactions of the various sides of the controversial topic of abortion is the evidence of the immature and incomplete development of ethics, morality, and values. It is an historic relic of antiquarian, philosophical processes of discussion. No one is at fault for this societal tragedy, but we all are responsible for the outcomes of such a tragic situation in a democratic nation. As readers will find, the public issue of abortion is societal in nature. It is more than personal, it is more than social, it is societal in that it has caused a deep and vicious injury to our social stability, social peace, and has retarded the social evolution of all of our social institutions. What is also tragic is that our social sciences have not taken the position of cultural leadership to help resolve this egregious national tragedy, even after more than two centuries of gathering data about social institutions and the functioning of societies.

In the text, which takes no sides of the current debacle of public discussion, readers will find that we all involved, whether we have children or no children. What is required for resolution is sharing responsibility of the care and nurturance of our democratic society as a social organism. It is alive, and it grows or withers whether each individual takes ethical and moral responsibility for their decisions and actions. It is we, individuals of the public, who determine whether our society and nation thrives or dies. Democratic nations throughout the world have been on the cusp of failure even before the COVID Pandemic came along. Now, with the global economy in a highly volatile state, and with an archaic autocrat having begun a war without provocation, all nations should be wondering if and when they, too, will fail. The history of all organizations of the past 20'000 years is one of complete failure. If we, as a nation, are unable to resolve the problem of abortion by peaceful means, then surely that will be an epitaph future generations of this democratic nation will remember always. As an observer of the great arc of history, we are but one small second, minute, and degree of that arc, which can be used to leverage all that comes into existence in the future for their sustainable survival and enduring peace.

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32. Organic Philosophy

ABSTRACT 65.04.06 – Abortion is used in the text as an example for exploring the development of an Organic Philosophy. Abortion, as a social issue unsettles Americans in fitful ways, some of which are highly confrontational and even violent on occasion. It is, in the reality of the American culture, just one of several highly sensitive social issues that have several commonalities. Whether it is abortion, euthanasia, the “death penalty,” or gun “control,” they all provide gross evidence that the American culture is still immature, incomplete, and unworkable as it has existed in the last 60 years.

The American culture is changing. The traditional philosophies that sustained the early beginnings of this democratic nation are no longer sufficient alone to resolve new social, political, and economic problems as they arise. While the humanistic political philosophies of early America solved many of the problems associated with a new nation moving from a monarchical form of governance to an immature, universal form of democratic governance, there has not come into existence a universal, humanistic social philosophy to guide the resolution of existent and newly emerging social problems.

The Organic Philosophy described here uses abortion as an example of a national social problem that can be healed peacefully using the functional components of this philosophy. The seven organic motivator-values that are innate to the human genome, and their subsequent ethic and morality provide the components of the Organic Philosophy, and the means of decision-making that will enable citizens to approach sensitive social issues without taking ideological positions. The functional concern is to heal sensitive social issues that threaten social stability, while also providing positive incremental steps for a democratic society’s evolution.

The characteristics of those motivator-values include that they are universal to our species, timeless as our species is timeless, irreducible in that more basic motivators do not underlie these motivator-values. Further, they are immutable in that they do not change, i.e., they are constant.

This brief paper outlines the Organic Philosophy as a means to transform tragic social and societal problems by objectively assessing those problems as being truly solvable. It moves this and similar social problems from being ideological hand grenades to potential sources of incremental social evolution.

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33. Organic Human Motivation - A General Critical Theory for the Social Sciences

[An Independent Dissertation]

ABSTRACT – 1.02.07 - The following is an independent dissertation that will examine human motivation from a new perspective, one that will apply to all social sciences as a General Critical Theory. This perspective will in turn add a deeper understanding of the basis for Abraham Maslow’s theory of human motivation, while also establishing the organic basis for ethical decision-making.

The text will examine the discovery of seven organic human values that act as “value-constants,” from where they emanate, and how they affect human behavior. These explanations will be followed by discussions of how those newly discovered constants will affect the development of proactive social policies and social programs to bring about improved social stability, social integration, peace, and social sustainability.

The intention of this dissertation is to provide the missing constants that will bring the social sciences into an integrated holism of understanding to support their practical applications to create a holism of all social sciences, and the development of an integrated holism of social policies and social programs. These constants will give the social sciences a degree of precision that will result in the founding of social proofs, social truths, axioms, and corollaries that will support the formation of revised social theories.

The human genome is the source for urges and impulses that initiate the motivation of decision-making and action. All primary human motivation begins there. Our discussions will include values, human motivation, priorities of decision-making, ethics and morality, and an organic philosophy. What the world needs at this time is a unifying influence that is non-exclusionary, non-privileged, non-political, non-religious, non-gender specific, universally applicable to all societies and all people, and most of all that provides for the development of timeless solutions that can be implemented from the local level onwards to the national level.

This conclusion will confront readers with the moral and existential question of choosing between the eventual decline and collapse of civilization, or the inconvenience of choosing to design socially sustainable, socially stable, and peaceful societies for future generations who must endure or benefit from what we have done to them or for them.

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34. The Human Holism

ABSTRACT 71.01.09 - The human holism of the human genome exists as undeveloped capability. Genetically, Homo sapiens possess all of the inherent and innate resources to successfully manage the material and social resources of the world. The resources necessary to do both lie latent within the human genome.

We are fortunate that our human senses are highly attuned to external and internal stimuli to activate the genetic instructions at the precognitive and cognitive levels of our mind. These instructions initiate a cascade of precognitive and cognitive decisions. The result has been our species’ survival and thriving existence for over 200,000 years.

The reliability of humans to successfully make decisions that result in survival and the thriving existence of our species is due to the “social constants” that exist in the human genome. Much like mathematical constants that have been used in the physical sciences to create reliable theories and truths, the human genome contains four primary constants and three secondary constants that underlie the decision-making of our species.

The crux of that process is that humans have not consistently applied the decision-making rules of sustainable decision-making to the secondary constants to assure that social stability and peace predominate in the realm of all relationships. While survival decisions are almost automatic, decisions involving relationships with other people and their groups have been and are completely discretionary. We have the discretion to ignore the motivation of the three secondary social constants to choose whether to act upon the impulse of empathy and then compassionately come to the aid of the other person who is in a situation of trauma, or joy. To the world’s great detriment, such is our global situation today.

Although The Human Holism may seem idealistic, nothing less will provide future generations with the understanding of how to use our innate resources to recover from the global and civilizational damage our existent generations have caused. It is essential that we begin locally to plan the development of social programs to create social, political, and economic stability and global peace for all future generations, worldwide. The human holism dictates that capability.

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35. Peace and the Human Holism

ABSTRACT 73.03.02 - The Chinese symbol depicts opportunity in times of crisis, and we are in those times, now. We know from the current state of the social, political, and economic factors of our global civilization that all nations are in advancing states of crisis. Yet, when we take a Planetary Manager’s perspective, we can see that this time, too, is one of immense opportunity. The crises are only too evident that we cannot avoid looking at them as they are all around us all of the time. The opportunity of this era is that the staid and crystalized social institutions, (democratic process, finance and the economy, justice, healthcare, and education), are incredibly ripe for failing completely. This rare opportunity lies in wait for a set of integrated concepts that will provide integrated social systems to replace the outworn linear social processes and consciousness that are barely holding our democratic societies together.

What is proposed in the text is the use of “social constants” that are innate to our species and act similarly as the constants of the physical sciences such as pi, e, and many others. The timeliness of the current declining state of our global civilization, and the discovery of these constants, encourages us to create social programs that possess the capability of making immense proactive contributions to the ongoing social, political, and economic stability and sustainability of our nation’s societies and our global civilization.

Not so ironically, the same designs that we create will become a “recovery plan” for nations to reinvent themselves while also becoming more operationally reliable in the coming centuries and millennia. This may appear to be wildly optimistic, but consider that our civilization came into being many thousands of years ago and did so without an organizational development plan. There was no forethought about it coming into being. No plan. No vision. No intention for its continued development to sustain its existence into the future millennia.

And, though the Homo sapiens species has successfully sustained its survival and a thriving existence, for over 200,000 years, the organizational existence of former nations, cultures, civilizations, empires, and societies have all failed. The intense juxtaposition of our species survival and the consistent failure of ALL nations, governments, and administrations over the last 20'000 years is the poignant issue of this text.

Where once our civilization came into existence unconsciously and without forethought or intention, the current era of the volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous situations of all nations offer us a conscious opportunity to re-create our civilization to become socially, politically, and economically stable and eventually a pleasant and peaceful place to live for our children’s future generations.

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